Patterns in the Multiplication Table

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Explore patterns in the multiplication table in order to deepen your third graders' understanding of this essential skill. Implement this activity as a whole-class lesson, allowing students to work in pairs or small groups to support discovery of key ideas. An understanding of even/odd numbers as well as a solid grasp of multiplication is essential for success with the concepts addressed. If appropriate for you class, use this as a chance to introduce the commutative and associative properties of multiplication.

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CCSS: Designed

  • Coloring activity highlights key patterns found in the multiplication table
  • Includes a copy of the multiplication table for use in the lesson
  • Lesson encourages critical thinking about multiplication

  • Does not support all learners through differentiation
  • Requires that students have significant prior knowledge of multiplication
Common Core